Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $48K annually. Cash earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Technicians — including $6K in bonuses and $3K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $33K to $68K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Environmental Health & Safety Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,381 - $66,828
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,455
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90%

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$14.46 - $27.52
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,381 - $66,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,064  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,091  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,018 - $67,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $27.52  
   
Overtime
$21.35 - $42.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,091  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,018 - $67,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians are responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around job sites. They are also in charge of conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, these professionals make sure the supply of chemicals and materials is maintained, train other employees in all regulatory processes, and make sure that all employees are following guidelines. This is generally a full-time position that requires some travel. EHS technicians also need to be able to occasionally lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Tasks

  • Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
  • Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.
  • Follow procedures to monitor health and safety at designated locations, such as ergonomics, air quality, and waste disposal.
  • Know, apply, and document state, OSHA, and federal regulations, and identify problems and suggest remedies.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


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Environmental Health & Safety Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Environmental Health & Safety Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $75K per year. Typical career progression for an Environmental Health & Safety Technician involves becoming an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist or an Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator, roles that pay $12K more and $5K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with OSHA Compliance also tend to know Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Environmental Health & Safety Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $45K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $49K on average. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Technicians make $49K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Environmental Health & Safety Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $64K.

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What is it like working as an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician?

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician in Trinidad:
Pros: The opportunity to learn about new technology in waste treatment. The opportunity to experiment, develop and improve existing treatment methods.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%



National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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